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City Officials Encouraged to Attend RDA Hearing in Sacramento

February 27, 2015
Bills, bill, bills. Today marks the final day legislators may introduce bills for the current legislative session.
 
At last count, 1,071 bills have been introduced in the Assembly and 591 in the Senate; however, a handful of straggler bills are expected to emerge next week. The League is currently reviewing all legislation introduced thus far and will notify members as positions are taken and hot bills are identified.

City Officials Invited to Sacramento
 
City officials are strongly encouraged to come to Sacramento on Tuesday, March 3 and attend the Assembly hearing on Gov. Jerry Brown’s redevelopment dissolution budget proposal and voice concerns (see hearing information below). The League took an oppose-unless-amended position this week on the proposal as it contains a number of very harmful provisions for local agencies. For more details, please see “League Takes Oppose Unless Amended Position on DOF Redevelopment Dissolution Budget Package,” CA Cities Advocate, Feb. 25, 2015.
 
If you plan on attending, please contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager to RSVP and receive more information.   
 
Upcoming Hearings

In the coming weeks the Legislature will begin to hold hearings on bills. The Legislature is also holding a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities. Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
March 3
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including the Governor’s Dissolution of Redevelopment Process Proposal and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
      • NOTE: The League urges members to send a representative to this hearing, contact their League regional manager to join various upcoming in-district legislative meetings they may be coordinating and call legislators to inform them about your city’s concerns. More information about the Governor’s proposal is available on the Department of Finance’s website.  
  • Assembly Public Safety Committee, 9 a.m.- noon, State Capitol, Room 126
    • Informational Hearing: Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras: Policies and Pitfalls 
March 4
  • Joint Hearing of the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security and Senate Public Employees and Retirement Committees, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
    • Informational Hearing: Orientation and Report of the California Actuarial Advisory Panel
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9 a.m., Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Water Resources
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Proposition 47, realignment under AB 109 and City Law Enforcement Grants 
March 10
  • Joint Hearing of Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Committees, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Oversight Hearing: Ensuring Groundwater Protection: Is the Underground Injection Control Well Program Working?  
  • Joint Hearing of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
    • Hearing will cover the State Board of Equalization 
March 11
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Recourses Recycling and Recovery and the Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
    • Hearing will cover the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, including the new trends, deficiencies and the Assembly’s budget priorities on this topic
  • Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, 9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
    • Informational Hearing: Affordable Housing Construction and Finance: Challenges and Opportunities
March 12
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Housing and Community Development 
March 13
  • Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, 1:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, METRO Board Room, 3rd Floor, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles
    • Informational Hearing: Transportation Funding 
March 17
  • Joint Hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Environmental Quality Committees, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
    • Oversight Hearing: The Road to 2020 and Beyond: The Role of the Transportation Sector in Meeting California’s Climate Goals 
March 18
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Water Resources and State Water Resources Control Board
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Body Cameras
  • Joint Hearing Assembly Local Government Committee and Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
    • Information Hearing: Transient Occupancy Taxes and the Home-Sharing Phenomenon 
March 19
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental, Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Water Resource, Delta Stewardship Council and State Water Resources Control Board
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
    • Hearing will cover State Finances, including the Department of Finance, State Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board   
March 24
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Commission on State Mandates and Public Employees’ Retirement System
March 25
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Department of Transportation and the California Transportation Commission 
March 26
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Cap-and-Trade, the Strategic Growth Council and High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
    • Hearing will cover Realignment 
April 9
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., Room 2040
    • Hearing will cover a number of items related to Local Government and Economic Development including Redevelopment Agencies Dissolution Status and Issues, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the Commission on State Mandates
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
    • Hearing will cover Public Employees’’ Retirement System 
April 8
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items related to the Air Resources Board, California Coastal Commission and the Office of Planning and Research 
April 14
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the State Controller’s Office and Secretary of State 
April 16
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover the LAO’s Overview of the Transportation Budget, the California Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation


 
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